Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Jul 2006 21:05 UTC
Apple Not too long ago, I sold my iBook, right after the new MacBook was announced. I planned to buy that same MacBook somewhere this summer; however, I started to doubt. I had second thoughts. Let me explain why I decided to not buy a new Mac, but instead opt for a used G4 PowerMac. Note: After being absent for a week, here is another Sunday Eve Column.
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RE[3]: Point?
by NeoX on Tue 18th Jul 2006 01:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Point?"
NeoX
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Linux is great for the techies or the people that love to be power users or tinkerers. But sorry it is no where near as easy to configure, use and install as OSX. I cannot even imagine putting my Wife's Mac on Linux. Sorry but from the aspect that it all works together with little user tinkering, OSX is still far superior and unique.

As for iLife not being a unique experience over Linux or Windows counterparts. Name one suite on Windows that can come close to the integration, ease of use and the pro quality results you get with iLife. You can't because it does not exist. I have used just about every type of DVD burning, Movie authoring and photo apps out there for PC and they all have major shortcomings or are just plain unintuitive. Sorry again, my wife can manage with iLife but having to teach her another app on the PC that PC users claim to be similar was a disaster...

I just bought a new MacBook, and while I do have a few issues with the emulation speed of PowerPC apps, it's no different then in 94 when they switched from 68k to PowerPC. Those days passed fairly quickly and so will the intel transition.

What other computer brand can you sell a 3 year old computer for $1500 like I just did with my PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8. I was able to buy this MacBook and still pocket a couple hundred bucks. Try doing that with a 3 year old Dell. And that was for the Mac, and a CRT display.

NeoX

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